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■ Asserted claims on behalf of an internationally renowned Israeli artist to revise the restoration of a work of public sculpture to be more faithful to the original.

■ Defended a Chicago fine art auction house against a European purchaser’s claim that he was defrauded by the sale of an allegedly fake work attributed to a French impressionist.

■ Obtained a highly favorable insurance settlement from Chubb for the loss of the client’s collection of American impressionist works. The settlement followed hotly-contested multi-party discovery in federal court, winning a favorable summary judgment decision, and representing the client by providing assistance to an FBI art fraud investigation.

■ Counsel for international rare and fine violin dealers in federal and state courts on the east coast and in Chicago, relating to a high-end instrument consignment sale.

■ Appealed an adverse trial decision to recover concert expenses for a world music group.

■ Aggressively fought to preserve a fine print dealer’s reputation against defamatory claims by a competitor concerning the authenticity and quality of the dealer’s goods.

■ Represented a prominent art collector in lawsuits against several well-known Chicago and New York galleries, involving consignment fraud and the conversion of a collection of fine art works worth $1.5 million, while managing disputes against purchasers who claimed title to the various works of art.

■ Defended an art authenticator in the disputed attribution of a large collection of paintings and prints to several modern masters.